Baltimore’s Cyclist Assaults are Motivated by Race, Class

Two weeks ago we wrote at length about Baltimore’s neighborhoods and their racial and class divides. The lines between neighborhoods, and between black and white are very finely drawn and are as old as our city itself. They haven’t changed very much since the period of white flight after the Jim Crow era, and they’re […]

Bike Notes for April 2014

It’s Spring time for real now. Our long regional nightmare of Winter is over and the days are longer and the weather is nicer. For many people that means dusting off ye olde velocipede and getting back out on the streets, or at least riding more miles. And it’s in that spirit that we wanted […]

The Chop Approves of Fox River Gloves

It’s no secret that the Chop is a big fan of woolen garments. We’re practically one quarter sheep on our mother’s side. Jackets, overcoats, even chunky socks; we wear it all, all Winter long. Strangely though we’ve never been much on gloves. We’re they type whose prone to leave one glove behind when we go […]

Bike Maintenance 101

A while back we lamented that a lot of simple household tasks go uncompleted around here because we have only a few very basic tools and lack a good workbench. We still don’t own a workbench, and so far we’re 0-for-2 on DIY carpentry projects, but we decided that when it came to the bike, […]